Subject: Fall workshops and events at HCESC

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Addressing Juvenile Justice
We are excited to be a part of Georgetown University's School-Justice Partnerships and Diversion Pathways Certificate Program with Northwest Local Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, Princeton City School District, the Legal Aid Society of​ Southwest Ohio, Hamilton County Job and Family Services, and Hamilton County Juvenile Court. These organizations are working collectively to address the needs of children who may be at risk of entering the juvenile justice system.
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The goal is to develop a structure and framework for cross-systems communication and collaboration across schools, juvenile justice, and child welfare systems. Participants received training from national experts on promoting equity and addressing systemic injustices that unfairly and disproportionately affect minority groups. Strategies to address childhood trauma and assistance with cross-sector collaboration were also shared.

Partners will develop a joint action plan that will be the foundation for how all agencies come together to create more positive outcomes for students. Their collaborative efforts will be followed by Georgetown University staff who will provide technical support during the first year of implementation. Learn more about the week-long learning event at the link below.

Supporting Mental Wellness
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House Bill 166 was passed in July 2019 and invested $675 million to help districts and schools support their students’ academic achievement through mental health counseling, wraparound services, mentoring, and after-school programs.

Hamilton County ESC has a variety of programs and services to help schools and organizations address mental wellness and trauma. Details are available on our website
Upcoming workshops and events supporting mental wellness:

Many schools and districts are adopting a whole child approach to MTSS that incorporates both academic and behavior supports. This session will discuss considerations for integrating both content areas into a comprehensive program. Lessons learned from our work over the past 19 years will be shared as well as addressing common implementation challenges.

Increasingly schools are dealing with more students who are angry, anxious, and tending to violence. This is taking significant time away from learning. The typical discipline strategies are only working with some students because many of the behavior issues have very deep emotional roots. We will provide you with strategies, understanding of the causes and sources, and vocabulary. Learn to identify the most probable sources of violence so that interventions can begin much earlier. The “emotional dance” in the classroom will be named and discussed.

Evaluate and examine critical Engagement Factors (Jensen) and ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), that if fully addressed, can lead to increased social-emotional and academic success. A focus on research-based Instructional strategies to engage and motivate these learners will also be a part of this highly engaged learning experience.

We invite you to join Katrice Quitter and a cohort of other educators for a unique four day, professional development series to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion in your system. Moving from theory to application, cohorts will have participants take learning, ideas, and resources from each session back to apply in their schools and classrooms. Come to talk, learn, listen, and share your successes and challenges for creating more equitable and inclusive spaces for everyone.

Teachers want to teach and students want to learn. Neither can happen when we don’t feel safe in our bodies. Sarah Buffie, from Soul Bird Consulting, will support participants in understanding how complex childhood trauma affects the brain and body and how we can join others on their healing journey. Explore a framework that supports educators in building a greater sense of empathy, patience, and creativity for all students and colleagues with whom they interact. Trauma is real, and we can heal.

In this network PD session, participants join teams from other schools and dive deep into relevant data analysis, including self-assessment data, performance data, discipline data, and more. How do our perceptions change when we view data through a “trauma-informed lens”? Collaborate with our cohort as certified trauma practitioners help you set the foundation for strategic planning on the basis of your data.

Spend the morning with Gary Gardella, learning about how empathy and understanding trauma enables one to forge positive relationships with students. Examine the "collective efficacy" concept and how it truly enables you to impact every student.
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Pathways Open House - Blue Ash

Pathways to Employment is welcoming parents, students, and educators with an Open House at their Blue Ash location on November 18th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Anyone interested in learning how this program can help young adults with disabilities live happy and productive lives in their communities should attend.

Pathways to Employment is a comprehensive program from Hamilton County ESC for young adults with disabilities, between the ages of 18 and 21. The program's curriculum is centered on work and life skills with real-world job experiences. Ultimately, the program prepares them for the transition from high school student to becoming a productive young adult.

Assisting Diverse Learners
11/07 • Read Write Forum
Evaluation Training
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The Principal Leadership Academy provides a series of five half-day sessions to study the practices and skills necessary for principals to be accomplished instructional leaders aligned with the revised Ohio Standards for Principals. Participants will create a professional network as they engage in structured activities and discussions that result in deep learning to apply to their real work.

Beginning October 10th
Additional leadership workshops and events:

Online learning @ HCESC
Developed and led by Hamilton County ESC staff:

Courses via ed2go
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HCESC partners with ed2go to offer additional instructor-led, online courses in a six-week format that begin monthly.

Accounting and Finance, Business, College Readiness, Computer Applications, Design and Composition, Healthcare and Medical, Language and Arts, Law and Legal, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, Technology, Writing and Publishing. Check out the ed2go HCESC catalog today!
Get on the Bus Tour: STEM
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Take a bus tour to explore innovative ways that STEM subjects are being approached across the area. Experience and see STEM learning in a new light and begin to determine what it could look like in your district. Register today!

November 5th at 8am
Bus meeting location: Eastside Christian Church
5874 Montclair Blvd, Milford, 45150
And don't miss these learning opportunities!
Spreadsheets may very well be the most under appreciated math tool. Join Steve Phelps and Jennifer Haller and learn strategies and activities for incorporating spreadsheets (Excel or Google Sheets) into algebra classes.

OST/EOC Data and Item Analysis
Learn to create multiple data reports including detailed item analyses by OLS strand, cluster and standard. You will create a complete data folder inclusive of trend data over the past three years and explore how your data folder can drive our instructional focus and daily plans.

Examine inroads into authentic, collaborative roles in a co-teaching partnership with directed focus on co-planning and best practices when utilizing the expertise of two trained teachers.

Broaden and bolster the instructional capacity of physical activity and education with an in-depth look at the Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) Curriculum. An ideal workshop for all physical educators and before/after school professionals who work with grades K-12.

This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.

How do we move past algorithmic thinking? How do we promote deeper mathematical reasoning skills? In this session, join math consultant Mike Ross and ELA consultant Jason Haap to explore how reading and writing strategies apply to middle school and high school math classrooms.

A two-part collaborative focused on engagement and instructional strategies to make any beginning teacher feel like a veteran. Navigate your school’s curriculum documents, the state’s curriculum documents, and any other resources and weave them into a cohesive plan so you can begin focusing on how to teach, not what to teach.

Increase your understanding of resources and tools for supporting LGBTQ students with Shawn Jeffers of GLSEN Greater Cincinnati.
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